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      St. Gayane church in Etchmiadzin is part of the Etchmiadzin Monastery. Gayane is the abbess of virgins preaching Christianity who fled from Rome and was painfully killed by order of the Armenian king Trdat III. Her agonizing death occurred in this place. The church built in the 7th century has the appearance of a basilica with central dome and is one of the unique architectural monuments of Armenia. There is a necropolis on the western side of the church where representatives of the higher clergy of Armenia are buried. St. Gayane church has been included in UNESCO World Heritage List.

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      How to get St. Gayane church from Yerevan?

      The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to St. Gayane church by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of St. Gayane church the trip will not seem long.

      Weather in St. Gayane church

      The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for St. Gayane church depends on the weather conditions.

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